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Here We Go Again

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: mega-events do little to stimulate growth, strain already-burdened budgets, and in the end rarely deliver on their promises of urban rejuvenation. Back in mid-2015 I was paranoid that Toronto —…

Q&A: Joe Berridge

A partner in Toronto’s Urban Strategies, he has worked on the Manchester Commonwealth Games and a facility at the London Olympics as well as being familiar with the Sydney Olympics and other major urban-centred events.

All Fun and Games Until…

Kudos to Toronto for running what, by many accounts, was a successful event with the Pan/Parapan Am Games. HOV lane-spawned traffic woes and a price tag in the neighbourhood of $2 to $3 billion aside, tourist spending went up in the…